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IHC summons interior secretary in Lakhvi's detention case ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday summoned interior secretary and directed him to appear in person on April 14, in a contempt of court case filed by Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the main accused in Mumbai attacks.The court also issued contempt of court notice to DCO Okara for not releasing Lakhvi in compliance of court orders.A single member bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor ul Haq N Qureshi heared contempt of court plea filed by Lakhvi against interior secretary Shahid Khan and DCO Okara Faisal Saleem here Wednesday.Counsel for the petitioner, Raja Rizwan Abbasi apprised the bench that the court had set aside the Likhvi's detention orders by the Magistrate on March, 11, and ordered his release. But court orders had not been implemented so far.He said no evidence could be produced against the accused in Mumbai attack case.He said the protective custody of his client is ...

Abid Sher assures resolution of resident's problems living adjacent to Tarbela dam ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Wednesday assured the Lower House that the issues of road blockade of the villagers living adjacent to Tarbala dam would be resolved on priority.Responding to a calling attention notice, moved by the Umar Ayub Khan, demanding attention of the minister about the problems being faced by the villagers owing to the construction of boundary wall around Tarbela dam causing difficulties for the movement of ...
SC disqualifies Punjab Prison Minister over holding of two CNICs ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified Punjab Prisons Minister Chaudhry Abdul Waheed Arain for holding two national identity cards while terming it a violation of articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comprising Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed and Justice Mushir Alam resumed hearing of the petition filed by Ch. Abdul Waheed Arain against Election Tribunal's decision over his disqualification for holding two ...
Three-pronged policy being pursued to eradicate corruption, NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National Heritage, Law, Justice and Human Rights Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday said a three pronged strategy of awareness, prevention and enforcement was being pursued to eradicate corruption from the country.Replying to the question of legislators in National Assembly during Question Hour, he said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been successful not only in bringing the culprits to book but also recovering billions of plundered money.He said NAB has recovered Rs ...
SC restores membership of PML-N MNA ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday restored the membership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member National Assembly (MNA) Hamid Hameed and suspended Election Tribunal (ET) decision for disqualifying him besides issuing notices to the parties concerned.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and justice Mushir Alam heard the appeal filed by Hamid Hameed against ET order over his disqualification from NA seat.The ET had ...
Expatriates are Ambassadors of Pakistan: Ayaz Sadiq ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that the expatriates are not Overseas Pakistanis but ambassadors of the country and the government is committed for immediate resolving the problems of overseas Pakistanis. He expressed these views while meeting with a delegation of Overseas Pakistani from Middle East headed by Ch. Noor Ulhassan Tanvir in Parliament House, here on Tuesday. Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi was also present on the occasion. He said that ...
Rehman Malik terms formation of Judicial Commission good gesture  ISLAMABAD: Senator Rehman Malik on Tuesday appreciated Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI), consensus over formation of the Judicial Commission.Talking to media persons, out side the parliament, he said it was a good gesture and commission would be helpful for holding transparent elections in future. He said that "Jirga" played proactive role to settle the issue between the both parties.He said that finding of judicial commission should be brought to ...


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